Friday, March 25, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 3/25/16

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels:  E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Sugar and the Brain – a Ted-Ed lesson on how sugar affects the brain (L:G; SA:S)

Perspecs – app; “We curate the top news stories from around the world. Unlike traditional aggregators, the Perspecs App offers readers three different perspectives on the same story.” (L:H; SA:LA)

Monster Heart Medic – app; “Monster Heart Medic is an educational adventure game that explores the cardiovascular system and how it is affected by healthy living. Players are led through an interactive narrative where they must help diagnose a friendly, 3-eyed monster named Ragnar and help him on his path to a healthier life. Through hands-on tests, interactive simulators, achievement collection, discussions with health professionals, animated monster stories, and arcade games, players will learn about common cardiovascular conditions, diagnostic tests, and what steps can be taken to get and keep your cardiovascular system healthy. This free app is available in English and Spanish for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.” (L:E, M; SA:S)

CamFind – free ios and android app; lets you take a picture of it and then goes to web pages that can tell you about it. (L:G; SA:A)

Literature Map – You put in an author you like and it links to other authors that you might like. (L:G; SA:LA)

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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